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  • RedBlueAmerica: Obama's Keystone Pipeline veto: Good for environment?

    President Obama this week made good on his threat to veto a Republican-backed bill to approve construction of the 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline would carry more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to refineries on the U.S....
  • Fate of Obamacare hinges on six words

    WASHINGTON Could a simple six-word sentence fragment, buried deep within hundreds of pages of legislative text, end up destroying Obamacare? It might sound far-fetched at first, but determined opponents think they've found a way to unravel the entire...
  • Ann McFeatters: GOP dense when it comes to issue of climate change

    Don't read this if you are among the few who have not been affected by this winter's wild and wicked weather. You wouldn't understand. I am in my kitchen surrounded by pots and pans collecting water from leaks from the relatively new roof I recently paid...
  • In fight over boy's service dog, Florida school board is brought to heel

    Stevie is a good dog. He doesn't eat from the table or have accidents in the house. And he never pulls on his leash. The white-and-tan Staffordshire terrier also has a special talent: He alerts caregivers when his little boy, Anthony Merchante, is...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Remembrance of shutdowns past

    WASHINGTON Republicans scored big gains in the 2010 and 2014 elections because both of those midterms were about President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Democrats had successful elections in 2006, 2008 and 2012 primarily because they made those...
  • Congress should help Puerto Rico go bust the American way

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: In an ideal world, Puerto Rico would be bankrupt. Instead, it is sliding toward something far more dangerous and uncertain and President Barack Obama and Congress need to intervene. On...
  • Josh Rogin and Eli Lake: Democrats in a trap on Netanyahu speech

    Caught between their party loyalty to President Barack Obama and the popularity of Israel in Congress, most Senate Democrats refuse to say whether they will attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next...
  • Back to basics: Keep 'em separated

    A prediction: Within a week, the president will sign an appropriations bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a federal district court judge in Texas doused (but didn't extinguish) the hottest populist political fire in...
  • TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

    The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday that it will increase pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 an...
  • Israeli opposition leader to PM: Cancel Congress speech

    Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming speech to the U.S. Congress, saying it will cause "strategic damage" to ties with Washington. Isaac Herzog, head of the opposition Labor Party,...
  • US-Cuba talks head to Washington

    MIAMI The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two...